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david brooks, conservive, described, no matter how great the consequences are to our nation. >> the senate majority leader is talking about conservative "new york times" columnist david brooks' column, saying that the republicans have been affected by a faction that is more a psychological protest than a practical alternative. its members charles don't accept the logic of compromise. >> forgive me, i have to correct your copy again. he is a great columnist but he's not conservative. he is a moderate. >> moderate conservative. >> no, he is a moderate. >> moderate. he is open to all views. i think the republicans are correct. when you listen to eric cantor, john boehner, we are ready for tax reform. it was done in the mid-19's, a great piece of legislation. you get the fairness, the rich don't have the it manages while having lobbyists create loopholes and exploit them, and you stimulate economic growth because the loopholes are in and of themselves distorting economically and the low rates encourage economic activity. that is what republicans have been asking for, not to elim
to the bank. >>. the growing scandal that threatens to sink a media empire. rebekah brooks was released from custody after hours of questioning. >> the head of scotland yard has stepped down even though this top cop insists he did nothing wrong. >> reporter: rebekah brooks was rupert murdock's protege and it's said he considered her his other daughter. sunday she went to scotland yard to answer questions about the cell phone hacking scandal that occurred when she was editor of the tabloid newspaper "news of the world." that they hacked the cell phones of 4,000 people in search of scoops. >> there's no way that a reporter can come in with the kind of salacious, page one stories that "the news of the world" was running without an editor saying, how'd you get that story? who was your source? >> reporter: later in the day, another bombshell. the head of scotland yard resigning. surpail stevenson said he had no involvement in his force's failure to investigate alleged criminal acts by murdock's journalists, nor of the alleged bribery of police officers by "news of the world" reporters. >> i had n
$5,000 bond. >>> police arrested these two men, and john huston, and craig brooks -- john haston and craig brooks. they are held without bond tonight charged with murder. >>> the problems for news corp. have grown to the united states. the fbi has opened an investigation into allegations that news corp. tried to hack into the phones of 9/11 victims. this is one week after news corp. shut down "news of the world." they may have happened to phone records of british crime victims and even those of gordon brown. >>> let's look tennessee how -- let's look and see if this comfortable summer will last. >> it is not coming to an end. it is perfect weather. we made it up to 85 degrees. outside, it is a wonderful 74 degrees. that is not all. it is nice low humidity. the next time we will see something like this will be a while. i will show you more and what is coming up for the weekend. >>> coming up, casey anthony is set to leave prison this sunday. but she is facing a new serious legal battle. >>> protests outside of the movie theater -- we will tell you why teenagers are at the center o
. and the repugnant nature of what is emerging. >> reporter: and there is more. rebekah brooks, just days ago, she was at the apex of power, running the british operation. it is said he considered her his other daughter. on friday, she resigned from the company. today, she was arrested. the tenth arrest since this scandal erupted two weeks ago. brooks was editor of "the news of the world" from 2000 to 2003 when municipal of the alleged criminal activity took place. she has insisted she knew nothing about it. >> there's no way that a reporter can come in with the kind of salacious page one story that "the news of the world" was running without an editor saying, how did you get that story? who was your source? >> reporter: those are some of the questions s at are certain to be asked on tuesday, when brooks, her pass rupert murdoch and james murdoch, his son, are scheduled to appear before a committee of the british parliament. now that brooks has been arrested, though, it's not clear if she will appear, and if she does, she will say anything. >> remember, this will be the first time on tuesday that
morning papers. there is breaking news to report in london. the bbc has learned that rebecca brooks, rupert murdoch's top lieutenant in the uk has been arrested on suspicion of corruption. earlier she resigned from her position as chief executive of news international. in the wake of the scandal rocking the murdoch empire. much more on this developing story later in the program. >>> casey anthony is a free woman this morning. she walked out of jail just after midnight, 12 days after she was acquitted of the murder of her daughter, caylee. anthony is met by jeering crowds and spirited off to parts unknown. and in tripoli, libya is rocked by explosions after a heavy round of nato bombing. it's been four months since nato launched attacks to force moammar gadhafi from power, still, he hangs on, defined as ever, still refusing to surrender. while earlier this week, the u.s. government recognized the group as libya's government. first we turn to the drama that has washington tied in knots, the battle raising the debt ceiling. no white house meeting that the president and congressional re
of reports of his violence, allegedly holding up a knife to brooke mueller and trashing a hotel room with another porn star in it. but she says she figured it was all tabloid misrepresentation. have you seen him behave in a violent way? >> no, i've never seen charlie believe violent in any situation. >> reporter: she also swears up and down that she's never seen sheen do drugs, even when she moved into his home in february. what did surprise her, then, she says, is finding another woman there, natalie kenly. a m mel who once graced the cover of a marijuana magazine. so, you moved in and you find out there's another woman living there, too? >> on the ride over there, his assistant rick says, did charlie th tell you about natty? i was like, who? and i got to the house, and there she is, standing in the kitchen. and she did not look too happy to see me there. >> reporter: was it a tense environment then in the home? >> at times. you could cut the air with a knife sometimes. i felt like i couldn't show charlie the affection and the love that i wanted to show him because of how she would
, it is controlled. rebecca brooks the head of his newspaper business and hinton, his right hand man in the u.s., worked in london at the time of the phone hacking. on sunday, rupert murdoch and his son james will be called into a very public hearing in front of the british parliamentary. >> what they ought to be concerned about is whether the american public gets engaged. if that happens then you will start writing obituaries. -- writing news corp. obituaries. >> this is not about the uk news scandal and more. this strikes at the heart of the media empire. >> the independent committee which oversees the editorial integrity of the wall street journal, which is also owned by murdoch, says it sees no evidence of wrongdoing at the journal or at its parent company dow jones. >>> he will work case special counsel at the d.c. firm. people -- he will be working on malpractice cases. >>> montgomery county is considering issuing a curfew for young people. >> ask parents whether montgomery county needs a curfew. >> they should have a curfew. kids get crazy after some time. >> they are vulnerable and th
of parliament, he spoke before the house of commons today. he defended his friendship with rebecca brooks and his hiring of the former news of the world editor. >> as it turns out, and thndy colson would have led to the police. to go a report from parliament overnight says that murdoch's company deliberately tried to thwart a police investigation and the widespread phone hacking practices. agents have rounded up 14 people accused of launching a cyber attacks on pay paupay, include in one suspect in the district. agent serve dozens of search warrants. they're looking for evidence into court made in cyber attacks. the group attacked paypay, mastercard and the set. in california neighborhood got a soaking from an unusual source. -- a california neighborhood got a soaking from an unusual source. a carjacking suspect crashed into a water tower. firefighters spent two hours trying to shut off the ball. as water poured into nearby homes. some residents were stuck inside and afraid to come out until firefighters came to get them. the fisuspect was taken to the hospital and then arres
. >> rebekah brooks was rupert murdoch's protege and he considered her his other daughter. on sunday she went to scotland yard to answer questions about the cell phone hacking scandal that occurred when she was editor of the "news of the world." she was arrested. she has maintained all along she knew nothing of the alleged illegal activity by her reporters that they hacked into telephones of 4000 people. >> there's no way a reporter can come in with the kind of salacious stories that the paper was running without an editor saying how did you get the story? >> later in the day another bombshell, the head of scotland yard resigned. he said that he had no involvement in his fourth's failure to investigate alleged criminal acts by the journalists, or the alleged bribery of police officers by reporters. >> i have no knowledge of the extent of this dreadful practice. >> on tuesday rupert murdoch and his son james will appear before a committee of the british house of commons. the business world watches as the scandal threatens rupert murdoch's global media empire, which includes fox news and the w
for this whole fiasco. -- >> do you feel you are responsible for this whole fiasco? >> no. >> rebekah brooks who ran the newspaper until four days ago also said she was sorry. >> we saw the evidence and acted properly and quickly. >> during the hearing the elder murdoch said he had no evidence that allegations that 9/11 victims in the u.s. had their voice mail sack. in the meantime, we have learned that the u.s. is investigating whether americans were involved in the bribery conspiracy. >> now for the latest on the debt showdown saw the. there has been some progress in the tense negotiations on the hill. a bipartisan group of congressional leaders called the gang of six have a plan to reduce the deficit. we're live with lee details this evening. >> -- late details this evening. >> some in the house are going in different direction. >> the problem we have now is that we are in the 11th hour. >> the president announced a potential breakthrough that he supports. senators from both parties the gang of six have cobbled together a proposal to cut spending, modified entitlement programs, and close tax
murdoch's british operations, police arrested rebekah brooks. hours later london's top, quit his job. london's police commissioner resigned because of speculation about his links with a former editor at the news of the world" tabloid. >> i have no knowledge as to the extent of this disgraceful tactic and the selection of victims. >> rupert murdoch's and his son will answer questions from british lawmakers tomorrow. the british parliament may delay its summer break so the prime minister can brief lawmakers on this growing scandal. >>> the republican presidential campaign is going high-tech. the candidates will meet for the first presidential debate to be held solely it through twitter this week. the event is sponsored by the tea party. michelle bachmann, tim pawlenty among others, starting at 3:00 p.m. on wednesday. >>> technology jobs are high to right now, but not in all fields. >> no more. >> wireless could mean jobless. consumers may be lining up to purchase smartphone, a tablet computers, and applications but employment in the wireless industry is shrinking. there are 20,000 fewe
rebekah brooks. and the london police commissioner resigned. i have no knowledge of the extent of this terrible practice or the extent of expert and the repugnant nature of the selection of victims now emerging. >> rupert and his and james are expected to answer questions from british lawmakers tomorrow. brooks is also scheduled to testify. it's not clear if she will do so. >>> 71 degrees. >> developing news, expired on a south american subway train leaves two passengers dead. \ >> new developments in the debt debate as republicans prepare for a vote this week. >> of top u.s. auto executive is optimistic >>> taking our top stories alisa clark 14. and over is nights priornight fire. four boats and deck caught fire at the washington boat club at d.c.'s southeast marina. there are concerns about leaking fuel. there's no word on what caused the fire that caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage. >>> investigators are searching for the gunman who shot two teenage boys atabrine ginsberg apartment complex overnight. the victims are expected to recover. -- a bladensburg apartm
the u.s. mail and mailed a $76,000 ring to his lady love. former miss texas usa brooke daniels. she said no but didn't say no to the ring. she still has it and, yes, now they have a date, not a wedding date but a date in court on friday. looks like roy could learn a few things from aaron who proposed to the love ly ly amalia. aaron did not get sucked. did you hear the knockout punch. all right. i love this story. take a look at this outrageous new toy called the megamouth and everybody hold your comments. it is so hot it is completely sold out with kids and adults using it as an inspiping way to tell others to, well, shut theirs or as dr. evil would say -- >> talk to the hand because the face don't want to hear it anymore. >> exactly. exactly. and finally, "forbes" has put out their list of the highest paid actresses had hollywood. topping the list, angelina jolie, probably no surprise and sarah jessica parker each bringing in a cool $30 million last year. they may walk the red carpet but they're also rolling in the green. boom. thank you very much. there was no sound effect for that tha
in the wake of the investigation. >> reporter: rebekkah brooks was her prodigy. sunday she went to scotland yard to answer about the phone hacking scandal that occurred when she was editor of news of the world. she insisted that she knew nonoing. >> there's no way that a reporter can come in salacious, page one stories that the news of the world was running without an editor saying, how did you get that story? who was your source. >> reporter: later in the day, another bombshell the head of the scotland yard resigning. he said that he had no involvement in his force's failure to investigate of murdoch's journalists. >> i have no knowledge of the exat the present time of this disgraceful practice. >> reporter: tuesday murdochened his son james are scheduled to appear for british house of xhons. it remains to be seen if rupert murdoch can continue t t lead hs company or even keep it together. >>> now for this morning's weather from around the nation. on top of that scorching heat, gusty winds, hail and flash flooding from minneapolis to new york down to d.c. pop-up showers in south florida ar
. the criticism of him, by david brooks most recently this week, is that he is too much like the senate majority leader. the president has the bully pulpit and he used it. at that republicans started screaming bloody murder indicates that they are worried about it. >> charles? >> the problem is that this has the feel of a town whe the president, the leader is not beating. he did not propose a budget. well the one he did was voted down by the senate 97-0, it was so preposterous. the democrats in control the senate have not produce a budget in two years. republicans have. we have a president at a full campaign mode wawas not proposing anything at a public -- who knows whether in private. there is no democratic proposal on the table for a budget. he is demagoguing against medicare and the ryan plan. he has decided dohat and that is how you get reelected. that is why the town is floundering. >> consistency has not a problem with republicans. they have endorsed the ryan plan which does not provide for a balanced budget, and now they are pushing foror a balanced budget. 103 house republicans have alre
to rupert murdoch. >> rebekah brooks was rupert murdoch's protege and some say he considered her his daughter. she went to scotland yard to talk about the phone hacking scandal under her tenure as editor of "news of the world." to her surprise, she was arrested. all along she has said she did not know what was being done by her reporters. >> there is no way a reporter can come in with the kind of salacious stories "news of the world cocoa was running without an editor saying "who was your source?" >> de head of scotland yard resigned. he said he had no role in the failure to investigate, nor the alleged bribery of police officers. >> i have no knowledge of the extent of this practice. >> tuesday rupert murdoch and his son james are scheduled to appear before the british house of commons. the british world watches as the scandal threatens murdoch's media empire, which includes fox news and the wall street journal. it remains to be seen if rupert murdoch can continue to lead his company, or even keep it together. >> a bizarre incident at an arizona airport landed an irate passenger in
, everything. >> reporter: in the office, becker also took a picture of a stock stack of brooks written by a self-proclaimed former lesbian. who claims she was able to cure her homosexuality through god. >> i believe god was by my side. calling my name even though i was trapped in this sin. >> on the wall was a personal endorsement from dr. bachmann recommending her book and saying her book spoke a truth that could set people free. >> reporter: becker attended five sessions at the bachmann clinic, charged about $73 for each visit. each session began and ended with a prayer. the american psychological association has told members the idea of converting gays through therapy and prayer, called reparative therapy, is both ineffective and potentially harmful. >> efforts to pray away sexual orientation from the evidence we've seen are unlikely to be effective. now, that's not to say that people can't change their behavior or even change their identity, but changing their sexual orientation, changing that deep part of them about who they're attttcted to, which emerges spontaneously in adolesce
brooks arrested over the weekend and the top police officer resigning. jeffrey kofman has more. >> reporter: good morning to you. it's incredible. this scandal unfolding with lightning speed. the air around murdoch himself is getting awfully thin. will where will all of this stop? daughter. just a week ago, he indicated that saving her was as important to saving his global empire. but this crisis well beyond his control. brooks, former editor of his now-closed news of the world. on friday, she resigned. on sunday she was arrested and questioned about alleged criminal activity while she was at the helm. >> it's very unusual for somebody to be arrested by appointment on sunday. there could be operational reasons for that. >> reporter: as the news tighten, the focus turns to his murdoch's son, james. rupert murdoch hoped that james would take over the family empire that is now not clear either will survive. >> there was a particular settlement that i authorized and was said with information -- i acted on advice of executives. >> there's more. last late night, the head of scotland
with taking indecent liberties with a minor. he is the field hockey team coach at brook point high school. the freelance star reports he met the girl while working as a substitute and faces a maximum of 10 years in prison. coming up on abc 7 news at noon -- >> you're in labor, and there's nobody there. you're locked up? >> yes. >> giving birth at 14 years old all alone. stacey dugard's incredible story of survival. later today, go behind-the-scenes with the ladies of the "view" here >> here's a look at what's trending. a fan's deadly fall at a rangers game in texas and the incredible dust cloud that buried phoenix in its wake and the man arrested in the back of an adult store. you can see all these stories at www.wjla.com. still ahead we have diane sawyer live but first brian back with a final look at the weather coming up next. >> well, it is the stunning interview everybody is talking about. stacey dugard was kidnapped at 11 years old and held captive for 18 years. we will see her exclusive interview with diane sawyer. diane joins us live from new york.
. this comes hours after a former news of the world" editor rebekah brooks was arrested and questioned about the alleged criminal activity. >> the detectives normally work monday through friday. it's unusual for someone be working on a sunday. there could be exceptions. >> prime minister david cameron has called for an emergency session of parliament. he will address lawmakers on wednesday and are looking into possible corruption in the police department. >>> casey anthony is free. her whereabouts unknown. she left an orlando jail early yesterday morning. abc news learned the crop tra plane that left the airport is registered to an attorney. her parents are not even sure where she is. >> she walked out with $500. she does not have a bank account or place to live. if she is relying on other people. we want to make sure that she is safe. >> she is received death threats since been found not guilty by the jury of murdering her daughter. she may be facing more lawsuits related to her daughter's disappearance and death. >>> from texas to michigan, people are making. the relief will not come any t
johnson. the criticism ofim, by david brooks most recently this week, is that he is too much like the senate majority leaderer. the president has the bully pulpit and he used it. at that republicans started screaming bloody murder indicates that they are worried about it. >> charles? >> the problem is that this has the feel of a town where the president, the leader is not beating. he did not propose a budget. well the one he did was voted down by the senate 97-0, it was so preposterous. the democrats in control the senate have not produce a budget in two years. republicans have. we have a president at a full campaign mode was not proposing anything at a public -- who knows whether in private. there is no democratic proposal on the table for a budget. he is demagoguing against medicare and the ryan plan. he has deced do that and that is how you get reelected. that is why the town is floundering. >> consistency has not a problem with republicans. they have endorsed the ryan plan which does not provide for a balanced budget, and now they are pushing for a balanced budget. 103 house r
editor is rebecca brooks now murdoch's chief executive in britain. she still has her job despite calls for dismissal. and an address that fired employees that came by sky news, she said the paper had to be killed quickly. >> eventually it will come out why things went wrong and that will be another very difficult moment. >> proceeds from the final issue which is set to be one of the biggest sellers ever will to go charity. top u.k. lawmakers are talking about holding a government inquiry. still to come right here on abc 7 news, roller coaster tragedy, a gulf war veteran dies after following out of roller coaster ride, investigation underway. hines ward arrested why the player is facing charges tonight. and royal victory, prince william leads his team to a win in a charity polo match. what else the royal couple is up to tonight after this break. ♪ [ woman ] sam begged and pleaded... so i sent him to camp. we'd earned lots of points with our new citi thankyou card... and i put them to good use. he told me about his bunkmates, and how he signs up for every activity. ♪ he even hangs ou
's tainted tabloid, rebecca brooks, arrested. and two top police chiefs, including the head of england's mighty scotland yard, resigned. now, a powerful father has to try to protect his son. here is abc's jeffrey kofman. >> reporter: just because they own tv networks doesn't mean the murdoches, father and son, like being on them. but tomorrow rupert and james murdoch will be stars of their own version of "dynasty." as they are grilled live by outraged british politicians. >> he worries not just about the company he built -- he didn't inherit this company, he built it. he's also got to worry about his children, who he assumed would -- and wanted to succeed him. >> reporter: that is looking increasingly unlikely. james murdoch was being groomed to take over from his 80-year-old dad. but he could now face criminal charges. he admits paying two high-profile victims of his newspapers illegal hacking $1 million to keep quiet. >> there was a particular settlement that i authorized, and i've said was made with information that was incomplete. >> reporter: this scandal is nothing less than an e
newspapers. his son james and rebecca brooks are expected to testify at today's hearing. >>> the debt talks continued daily in this set is giving up hope. >> democrats and republicans seem to have made little progress in getting over their obstacles. the house could vote on a republican plan as soon as today. >> after another day of debt talks and no deal, there was an unmistakable message. stocks tumbled dearly 100 points and is setting off a moderate gold rush. >> investors are taking money out of the market and putting it into gold. >> earlier this year, the university of texas put $1 billion of its endowment into gold literally storing more than 6000 gold bars in a vault. president obama is hopeful. he is still holding out for a big deal of of $4 trillion in spending cuts than he still believes we should push for the biggest possible deal. >> republicans and democrats agree on one thing -- they will keep negotiating. >> we will stay in session every day. >> monday through sunday and get this problem fixed. >> if all else fails, there is a plan b that would let the president raised the d
of the world," is rebecca brooks, now murdoch's editor in britain. she still has her job, despite calls for a dismissal. she said the paper had to be killed quickly. >> eventually, it will come out, why things went wrong and who was responsible. and that will be -- that will be another very, very difficult moment in this company's history. >>>>eporter: with a comment like that, it is clear the scandal will not be dying with the paper. it's fair to say there's a lot of reporters, managers, politicians and police, wondering if and when they will be facing criminal charges. david? >> jeffrey kofman in london. jeffrey, thank you. >>> while the closing of that british newspaper is the headline dominating the news in london, it's a part of britain making headlines here. the future king and queen are in this country. british royalty meeting hollywood royalty tonight. prince william and kate are in southern california. and bob woodruff is with them in santa barbara this evening. bob, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, david. yeah. the game has just begun. this is a beautiful spot right he
corp. empire. ex-editor rebekah brooks has been arrested in the wake of the scandal. she also testified today. at one point, the hearing was interrupted by a comedian trying to put a plate of shaving cream into rupert murdoch's face. murdock plaza son apologized for illegal phone -- murdoch's sun apologize for illegal phone hacking. >> we do not think that should have any place in our business. >> the murdoch's had initially declined to go before parliament, only agreeing won a summons had been issued. despite putting out an apology murdoch said he has no plans to resign. >> thank you very much. back here at home, fairfax county police are on the hunt for a man they say broke into a woman's home and she and her children slept and then attacked her. this happened early saturday morning and this case appeared strikingly familiar to others in that area. our fairfax county bureau chief is live with the husband -- with what the husband of the latest victim is saying. >> he is an afghan immigrant and says he is ready to pack up and move his family back. he is so disturbed by what happened he
scandal surrounding his british newspapers. his son james and former executives rebekah brooks are expected to testify as well at today's hearing. >>> debt talks continue daily and neither side is giving up hope. >> but democrats and republicans seem to have made, little progress in getting over the obstacles. the house could vote on a republican plan as soon as today. >> after another day of debt talks and no deal the market sent an unmistakable message. stocks tumbled nearly 100 points. setting off a modern-day gold rush. >> the same concept of taking the money out of your market and putting it under a mattress, investors are taking it out of the market and putting it into gold. the university of texas put $1 billion of its endowment into gold. still president obama is hopeful. he is still holding out for big deal $4 trillion in spending cuts. >> the president believes we should push for the biggest possible deal. >> if still republicans and democrats agree they will keep negotiating to meet the august 2 deadline. >> we will stay in session every day. >> every day monday thro
in britain has resigned. rebecca brooks oversaw rupert murdoch's newspapers when "news of the world" into the cell phone of a murdered a teenager. >> president obama will be holding a press conference later this morning as standard and poor's has joined moody's investors service threatening to downgrade america's triple a credit rating. >> investors want to -- investigators want to know why two planes collided at boston's logan airport. officials said the wing of a delta airlines jet clipped the tell of a smaller plane. one person suffered a minor neck injury but passengers continue their trip on another plane. >>> lot of local harry potter fans are excited about watching the last film last night. >> the kingstown theater complex had a showing at 2:45 this morning because the midnight premier was sold out. some fans waited in line for hours. >> there are no words for how excited we are. we have been waiting so long for this. >> this generation did not grow up with "oliver twist" or great expectations they grew up with harry potter. >> this could become the first harry potter from tw
brooks, the editor of the paper should have resigned. >>> more injuries at the running of the bulls in pamplona, spain. a man was court and the like and six other people were injured two of them americans. this was the second of eight mad dashes at the famous summer festival which featurelesss bulls. you cannot really get out of the way. >> this is better left to the professionals. the matadors do pretty good. >> how many of them have been drinking? 6:26 and still another half an hour of "good morning washington." >> arch campbell is going to give you this weekend's best bet at the box office. >> despite the stormy weather in florida, the historic final shuttle launch looks like a go for later this morning. we will have the latest trade ahead. >> don't let the morning sunshine deceive you. it will be active today and a flash flood watch will take effect this afternoon. i will time everything out >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> many folks will be looking on this live like they have no other. we're very honored to be part of it. >> many of us are
. >> i think it does need to go for what it's done. >> reporter: rebeck kari brooks, she was editor a decade ago. she gets to keep her job and so does james murdoch who runs the british arm of the company. he, too, said it wasn't his fault. >> i acted on the advice of executives and lawyers with a completion investigation. >> reporter: the ultimate boss james could face prosecution under u.s. and british business law. if convicted, jail time. >> while brooks and murdoch knew about it or not, they're still responsible for what goes on their watch. it only adds to the misery that rupert murdoch's got to deal with this week. >> reporter: this scandal is rippling across the u.s. according to a rival tabloid the daily mirror, they tried to hack into the cell phones of 9/11 victims. apparently it didn't work. >> jeffery, thanks so much. >>> you know, we all know that driving while texting or talking on a cell phone is a dangerous con for mags. many still do it. is there any way to change behavior? abc's lisa stark has our exclusive report on a new study that shows the answer is yes. >> re
was going on, that a lot of these personal sources were being hacked. >> rebecca brooks. exactly. "the sun," one of murdock's publications, is now fighting back. the headline "brown wrong." he's saying he was a part of this in some ways, that it wasn't a secret probe. this is going back and forth between these two sides and it's still unraveling. a lot of details to come. >> more details every single day. at least when we come in, we hear more about this. >> very controversrsl. >>> we're marking another last in the era of the space shuttle. sort of a bittersweet thing here. >> say it ain't so. take a look at this, the "atlantis" astronauts have completed their last-ever space walk. they spent about 6 1/2 hours outside the shuttle retrieving a broken pump and attataing a satellite-refueling module. >> this is hard work. by the way. i know it looks like they're just floating around. this is exhausting stuff. they also took some time to admire the view, of course. about 245 miles below. checking out the blue marble. and the kennedy space center. on the next swing around, mission control in ho
, that is sheen's ex-wife brooke mueller. she's admitted to having some drug issues. how she's really been struggling with addictions but wants to be able to take care of her kids. brooke's mom has really stepped in to help take care of these twins. >> someone needs to. >> bree olson, one of the goddesses, said sheen was a great father. >> who really knows what's going on with all of that. >> there you go. you can see the interview. abcnews.com. pop by if you want to see more of that interview. >> speaking of children. >> yep. >> a little update on the palin clan. i think we talked about this earlier yesterday. this photo basically came out showing brita hansen, who is the life of sarah palin's eldest son whose name is track. gawker first published this photo showing her very, very pregnant. now they say less than two months after the wedding she is several months pregnant. do a little math there, carry the one. >> some people are saying she's like seven -- >> shotgun. >> seven, eight months along, could be a shotgun wedding. >> this would be her second grandchild -- >> that was -- came al
of the world." both men denying wrongdoing. sunday, rebekah brooks, former "news of the world" editor, was arrested. all eyes are on james murdock. he admits to paying $1 million to a soccer star whose phone was illegally hacked. >> there was a particular settlement that i authorized and i've said was made with information that was incomplete. i acted on the advice of executives and lawyers with incomplete investigation. that's a matter of real refwret for me personally. >> reporter: the scandal could have repercussions in the u.s. home to more than half of the $33 billion murdock media empire that includes fox tv and fox news. >> there is a more turpitude clause in the fcc regulations for tv stations, which is that you have to be certified to be of good character. >> reporter: tuesday, rupert murdock, james murdock, and rebekah brooks will appear before a committee at the british house of commons to answer questions. this is the first time they'll have spoken about this scandal since it broke two weeks ago. it is certain to be another dramatic day here. jeffrey kofman, abc news, lond
brook area. back to you. >> thank you. >>> good to see that is getting cleaned up. following the latest developments on the battle over a debt deal. president obama scheduled to hold a news conference this morning to discuss this lingering budget crisis. >> this comes after a day and night of meetings between the president and top congressional leaders. karen travers is following the debate, joining us from northwest with an update. good morning. >> good morning. there's a heightened sense of urgency in washington to get a deal to raise the nation's debt ceiling. last night president obama made it clear the clock is ticking. >> in 10 states? >> we need to. >> the major sticking point is taxes. democrats and the president want to raise some taxes but republicans say that is a nonstarter. republicans want to cut entitlement spending, medicare, medicaid, and social security. president obama indicated that social security could be on the table, but he will have a hard time with fellow democrats. nancy pelosi says absolutely not. if there are a lot of sticking points. president obama will ho
on television of people jump over the fence, you mentioned that 2,000 mile border. but in fact, a new brookings report has said that for the first time, highly skilled immigrants are outnumbering low skilled or unskilled people coming over here. >> we should have more of them. enormous portion of people receiving advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics are from overseas. they come to our wonderful universities. we equip them to add value to our economy and deport them. it's madness. every american advanced degree should come with a green card staples to it. let them stay. to it. let them stayd to it. let them stay. >> on a plit cal level, and a social level, how does this country grapple with that quite startling fact in 2050 it while be a majority minority country? >> i think the changes are not volumed immediately by political change. i've seen it happen in florida. florida has become a demographically different state than is it was in 1962 when i got there. and the political change comes slowly. i was reading whether in california there will be as many hispanic
's lieutenant, rebecca brooks, who is refusing to resign, is it possible that she didn't know about this as she's saying? >> anything's possible. what i would like to know, what i haven't seen written anywhere, what stories came out from this kind of phone hacking of the kidnapped girl. if stories came out from that phone hacking, and if the editor of the paper, look at those stories before they said to the reporter, how do you know this or how do you know thaha any good editor is supposed to know how reporters get their stories. but, so far, we don't know any of that. >> and, nina, what do you -- what impact do you think this has, not just on murdock's empire but the sort of tabloid culture there and even here, if at all? >> tabloids will never go away. they are part of the history of, at least a western democracy, but, it does show you, when politicians, and the news media, are completely intertwined, not just get in bed together, because they've always been in bed together a little bit. but their ownership is intertwined with the power of the press, it can get to be a very dangerous proposit
. that is rebecca brooks. who dined with murdock. she was editor while many of the crimes were committed. 270 people lost their jobs this weekend. she stays. but murdock may lose a huge business deal. his plan to take 100% control of britain's b sky b satellite network. this scandal has highlighted what many in britain have considered to be a near monopoly by murdock companies. 40% of the papers sold in this country, including the fabled "times" and "sunday times" are owned by murdock companies. his holdings stretch around the world. in the u.s. he owns two of the most influential newspapers. book publishing. avatar, his. 20th century fox. fox news. and yes, fox tv. owner of "the simpsons." >> i own 60% of that, nitwit! >> all right, break it up, boys. >> i suppose you don't like tabloid newspapers either. >> reporter: news corporation, the company he controls, is headquartered in new york. his challenge now is to keep t t taint that's poisoned his british holdings from affecting his holdings around the world. jeffrey kofman, abc news, london. >>> from one kind of heat to another, extreme heat gripp
and former top lieutenant rebekah brooks arrested all set to face what may be their toughest day yet in the scandal. jeffrey kofman has been following the latest and has new developments. jeffrey, good morning. >> reporter: and good morning to you, david. that's right. rupert murdoch and his son james arrived at the british parliament moments ago facing a crush of cameras and a throng of people. the headline this morning, reports that murdoch may actually step down from the helm of news corporation as this crisis threatens to destroy a $33 billion global empire. for this family, everything is at stake. the global media empire rupert murdoch built and his dreams of handing it over to his children. today for the first time since the scandal broke here they will answer questions publicly before british politicians. it is must see tv around the world. a media dynasty on the brink. >> if you look at murdoch and i've looked at him for many, many years, he's a man that knows what's going on in his company. today we want to know when did you know, when did james know. >> reporter: what did m
them before. we talked about charlie sheen's ex brooke mueller. she's had a lot of struggles with drugs and alcohol. she went to rehab then had a relapse. she was going to mexico to get this special drug ibogaine. apaprently she couldn't get on the plane when she went to go to the mexican rehab because she couldn't find her passport. so that is to be continued. they're trying to get her an emergency passport so she can get to that rehab. >> lots of rumors there about katy perry and russell brand breaking up. apparently katy went on to twitter and said, do not believe it, we're just fine, and the marriage apparently is solid. she went out there and wrote what you see there on your screen. privacy is our luxury, we don't need to flaunt our relationship. >>> here are some stories to watch today on abc news. the military psychiatrist charged in the 2009 ft. hood shootings is due in court this afternoon for arraignment. nidal malik hasan is accused of killing 13 people. >>> american airlines is expected to announce it's ordering hundreds of new jets to replace those in its aging fleet. both
, his son james, and rebecca brooks, once headed "news of the world," they expect them to testify next tuesday and they may respond later today to those charges. >> if you can imagine if this extended here to the u.s. lots of people here in new york read "the post," which is murdock owned as well. this is a big disappointment to him to have this deal fall through with skyky television, course. definitely affecting his business. >>> washington state authorities are outraged over a legal loophole that is allowing an admitted child molest tore watch child porn while he's in jail. wiwi done gilbert is acting as his other than attorney in the case. that means he's entitled to review the evidence. that evidence includes more than 100 videos seized from his own home showing gilbert's acts of abuse. victims are being victimized all over again. >>> now to a phone bill scam that's bilking millions of americans every month. they're unknowingly dishing out money for bogus fees tacked onto their bills. some of the biggest phone companies are not only letting it happen but getting a cut themselves.
watch. he paid the price and resigned. >> reporter: while 200 will lose their job, not rebecca brooks even though she was the other editor. >> it was reported she offered her resignation and in this situation i would have taken it. >> reporter: her outspoken boss, rupert murdoch, who is in idaho this week is standing by her. do you walk this fast all the time? >> i do when i'm running away from you guys. >> reporter: but he can't run away from the reality that his empire has been exposed to things so shocking despite its 168-year history he is sitting it down for good. >> it is clear that "news of the world" as owned and managed by rupert murdoch was a criminal organization. >> reporter: it was hated by celebrities, politicians, even the royals for its relentless pursuit of sensational stories. remember the duchess of york caught selling access to prince andrew. beckham's secret affair. it made it hugely profitable for murdoch. that changed this week with revelations that they hacked the voice mails of 4,000 people, not just celebrities but families of a murdered teen, terrorist victi
dated claudia schiffer and brooke shields and has two admitted illegitimate kids. >> if her royal fiancee were to believe moments before their wedding, i think the summer runaway bride would definitely be the new black. that would have had huge, epic, massive consequences. i think the world would have tilted in its axis. >> reporter: wittstock, a former olympic swimmer, has been dating the prince for five years. any recent hints of nerves or discord? cnn just aired this recent interview. >> i'm fine. i haven't got any problems so far. but everything seems to be going really well and i'm excited and can't wait. >> reporter: and tv guide's carly steele caught up with her recently. >> are you excited about your upcoming wedding. >> oh, yeah, i think any woman would be. >> i just spoke with a close friend of prince albert's and all is well. >> reporter: maybe some jitters at the prospect of 3,500 guests, marrying into royalty and marrying one of the world's most eligible and wayward bachelors. now, this wedding is so fancy there are two ceremonies, in a church tomorrow and in just 3 1
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. >> reporter: at the center of the scandal, this woman. rebecca brooks. editor of "the news of the world" in 2002, now head of high pressure dock's media empire. so far, she has resisted calls to resign and take responsibility. there is no sign of the outrage here diminishing. from the public, politicians, and other media outlets. add to that a mounting advertiser boycott of "the news of the world." ford is just one of a number of companies saying they don't want to be associated with a newspaper that doesn't know where to draw the line. jeffrey kofman, abc news, london. >> enough is enough. >>> after three decades the countdown is on to the final shuttle flight scheduled to lift off tomorrow morning. "atlantis" is on the launch pad and ready to go. but there is a 70% chance of rain or thunderstorms which could delay the historic mission. up to 1 million people are expected to turn out at cape canaveral to watch. >> of course they want it to go up. there's this launch window where the shuttle's got to get to the space station. i liken it to the quarterback throwing a football to the rece
-wife brooke mueller and trashing a hotel room with another porn star in it but figured it was all tabloid misrepresentation. but were you not concerned there might be a kernel of truth to it and maybe you were putting yourself in a dicey situation. >> i believe that from most rumors there's some truth, but i wasn't -- i did not get that vibe from him whatsoever. >> reporter: have you ever seen him benave a violent way. >> no, i've never seen charlie behave violently in any situation. >> reporter: you never felt personally scared or threatened? >> no. >> reporter: olson swears up and down she has never seen sheen do dawgs even when she moved into his home in february. what did surprise her, she says, was natty. so you moved in and you find out there's another woman living there too? >> on the rigde over there his assistant says did you -- did charlie tell you about natty and i said who and he was like, oh, then i get to the house and there she is standing in the kitchen and she didn't look too happy to see me with my bags. >> reporter: one week after the war between sheen and the creator o
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